Teaching with Technology: Preparing students for the 21st Century | Bett Middle East & Africa 2019

Teaching with Technology: Preparing students for the 21st Century

22 - 23 April 2019

ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Summit

Teaching with Technology: Preparing students for the 21st Century

14:45 - 15:45 | Monday 23 April
| K-12 Stream
  • K-12, Technology

As rapid technological advancements touch all areas of society, we explore what effect is being had on education providers, the outcomes of teaching and learning and the importance of 21st Century Skills. 

14.45 – 15.05
​How technology is transforming the classroom

Ms. Nilay Ozral, Chief Executive Officer, Aldar Academies - UAE

Discussion points to include:

1. The golden rule for new EdTech
2. How to empower teachers
3. The role AI might play
4. Spotlight on new tech
5. Looking to the future

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15.05 – 15.45 

Panel discussion:
21st Century Skills - Exploring the 4Cs: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity

Chair: Mr. Matt Harris, Deputy Head for Learning Technology, British School Jakarta - Indonesia
Mr. Gavin Boyle, Director of ICT, St Christopher's School – Bahrain
Dr. Keijo Sipilä, Chief Digital Officer, Department of Education, City of Kaarina – Finland
Mr. Mark Steed, Director, JESS Dubai - UAE
Dr. Ger Graus, Director of Education, KidZania - UK​

Related sessions

Time/room
10:30 - 11:00 | Monday 23 April
Tech Talks

What is the full scope of impact of technology in schools? We know that technology has touchpoints everywhere, from the IT that supports operations to the data systems that manage our workflows to learning outcomes derived from teachers and students using computers. And of course, the leadership competencies and external relations needed to ensure the ecology of technology in schools works and is sustainable. However, there is no guide or framework available to school leadership on this breadth of technology impact. In this session, we will discuss the work being done to create a Blueprint of Technology in Education to help schools understand how technology impacts them and how to leverage it. 

Mr. Matt Harris, Deputy Head for Learning Technology, British School Jakarta - Indonesia

Mr. Matt Harris

Time/room
10:00 - 11:00 | Tuesday 24 April
K-12 Stream

10.00 – 10.20
HappyPlant Challenge: A series of steamy events

In a quest to #FutureProof his learners, learn how the Head of Technology Integration from Dubai British School participated in a game-changing STEAM+ project with Kalebr and the KHDA, Dubai.

In this happiness and sustainability project, young learners competed by making, coding and innovating artificially intelligent plants and their ecosystems. Nearly 10,000 visitors from over 70 countries explored happiness together in Dubai with the help of these #HappyPlants.

Stop by to learn how to bring similar real-world making and coding projects to STEAM spaces in your school​
Mr. Neal Oates, Head of Technology Integration, Dubai British School - UAE

10.20 – 11.00
Panel discussion:

Chair: Ms. Rubi Mahmood, Program Manager, School Development Division, Private Schools and Quality Assurance Sector, Abu Dhabi Department of Education & Knowledge - UAE
Mr. Kieran Byrne, Managing Partner, RTM Business Group - USA
Dr. Keijo Sipilä, Chief Digital Officer, Department of Education, City of Kaarina – Finland
Mr. Neal Oates, Head of Technology Integration, Dubai British School - UAE

Mr. Neal Oates

Rubi Mahmood

Mr. Kieran Byrne

Dr. Keijo Sipilä

Time/room
11:00 - 11:30 | Tuesday 24 April
Tech Talks

The education and EdTech industries maintain a tenuous, yet symbiotic relationship. Schools need EdTech products for academic and organizational purposes and companies build products for the education market. However, neither speak a common language, which results in miscommunicated needs and unfulfilled promises. In this session, we will explore lessons in communication and best practices for school leaders and EdTech companies to bridge the gap and establish a common language. We’ll discuss work around the Blueprint for Technology in Education as a means for schools to understand their own technology needs better and for EdTech companies to better position their products to meet those needs.

Mr. Matt Harris, Deputy Head for Learning Technology, British School Jakarta - Indonesia

Mr. Matt Harris

Time/room
12:00 - 12:30 | Tuesday 24 April
Tech Talks

Mr. Gavin Boyle

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